CSIRO to support NASA’s journey to Mars with Deep Space Station 36

NASA and other international space agencies will be able to better support robotic and future human missions into the cosmos with the completion and full operation of a new 34-metre antenna dish at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC). The project, managed and operated by CSIRO, is part of NASA’s Deep Space Network and…

RN Breakfast interview with Hamish Macdonald

E&OE… Topics: Hazelwood; Arrium; meeting with Posco; HAMISH MACDONALD: We'll get to Arrium in a moment. First, though, a few questions on Hazelwood. This announcement later this morning about the future of the power station, its closure, 1000 job losses as we understand it. The Victorian Government is stumping up $40 million as an adjustment…

US-Australia agreement strengthens particle physics research

Australia’s centre for particle physics has entered into a ten-year collaborative agreement with the USA’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) – America’s premier particle physics laboratory. The agreement will enable Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics on the Terascale (CoEPP) to carry out collaborative fundamental scientific particle physics experiments at the frontiers of discovery.…